Concert Photography

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(Click on the Image to be taken to the shoot gallery)Very occasionally-*very* occasionally, I pick up my camera and point it at someone who’s not a model. It’s extremely rare that it’s some*thing*-photographing landscapes, buildings, trees, valleys, misty waterfalls on three second exposures is not for me-but sometimes it’s someone who’s not a model. In the last few years, this has primarily been concerts. The two occasions of late-that is, in the last four years-that I’ve done this have been at the Cambridge Festival, where I’ve fought my way to the front to see these two particular acts, both of whom I’m a big fan-Richard Hawley, first of all, and the Raghu Dixit Project.
I’ve been a fan of Richard Hawley for many years now, having been introduced to his music by a friend. If you don’t know him, you can check him out here. He’s got a very cool rockabilly style, and seems to have come to prominence of late in various ways, not least on the soundtrack to the Banksy documentary, Exit through the Gift Shop. Raghu Dixit I discovered through Later with Jools Holland, where he performed an absolutely beautiful song, and you can see that spellbinding performance here. Since seeing this, I’ve seen the Raghu Dixit Project in concert several times in the UK, and during the Cambridge Folk Festival, was lucky enough to meet him, and the band, and have a good chat with them, both before and after their gig.
Anyway, here’s a selection of images from those two gigs.